No need for a stringline or creating a geodetic data model
The AutoPilot 2.0 can be used, for example, for making concrete safety barriers, curbs, traffic islands or for road surfaces with a width of up to 3.5 m. The 3D control system comprises a computer integrated into the machine and a tablet attached to the Field Rover survey pole. Two GPS receivers mounted on the machine communicate with a GPS reference station at the job site. The satellite-based navigation system (GNSS) controls the steering and cross slope of the slipform paver fully automatically. All that is needed is the reception of a sufficient number of satellites and an operator trained to handle the system. The advantage: Surveying, setup and dismantling of string lines is no longer necessary and the lines no longer get in the way of the teams working around the paver. The concrete mixers have more space for maneuvering, which makes material transport to the slipform paver much easier. As a result the overall process is much faster and more economical. It is no longer necessary to create a geodetic data model in advance.
Two options: How it works
Users can create a virtual string line themselves on the job site with the intuitive software on the robust tablet – and they have two different methods to choose from.
With option 1, the user imports the data of an existing 3D model onto the tablet.
With option 2, he plots the stretch to be paved with the Wirtgen Field Rover survey pole and defines individual measuring points. The highlight is that the software computes the optimum course on the basis of the measuring points, creating a virtual string line. Existing objects such as water inlets, hydrants or lampposts can be taken into account and the virtual string line modified as required.